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Running In Every State In Malaysia -Mazhairul Did It Within A Year!

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I was both impressed and inspired when I learned about Mazhairul Jamaludin’s (or better known as MJ by his friends) feat of running in every state in Malaysia for the year 2018 alone! He had completed the feat and the year isn’t over yet! Crazy!
So of course I wanted to know more about him and what made him tick. Well at least when it comes to running. So here goes.
1.Hi MJ, can you share with us a little bit of yourself? I’m a simple runner who like sports and hope to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.  
2. How long have you been running and what made you start? 
I used to hate running. That changed when my ex-CEO asked me to take part in the 2009 Rat Race.  Since then I became interested in running but it was only after an invitation from my ex-colleague to be part of a small running group called “Running Alligators” that my running journey started to take off in 2010.
3. How many races have you joined since you started running? 230 races both road and trails: 11 Ultras  26 FM  …

Ori Udon For Dinner

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It was gym day for me on Wednesday last week, so we decided to have dinner at Gardens mall.
I wanted to eat something warm so we decided to have dinner at Ori Udon. Son and I used to frequent this place a lot a couple of years back but we haven't eaten here for quite some time now.
The menu hasn't changed I think, apart from the new addition of ramen. I ordered my favourite, the mentaiko set that comes with karaage and green tea.
The udon was quite nice and no complaints there whatsoever from me. However, the karaage didn't taste quite fresh for me.
Hubby ordered the niku beed udon set that comes with edamame and green tea.
Already half eaten then only remembered to take photo.

The set was priced at RM16.90 and RM17.90 so it was quite affordable.

The Kittens After Two weeks

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We had our kittens spayed two weeks ago and as per vet's advice, they were kept in their cage for two weeks to limit their movement after the surgery.
We did allow them a short time out from the cage in the morning and at night but not too long because they're such a boisterous duo. They were finally let off on Saturday and my, what a clingy pair they've become with Mommy! LOL But we are indeed blessed to have rescued them and have them as a part of our family.  The back of my notebook has become a favourite spot for them to take a nap so I have to fight for space with them! Hahaha

parkrun Comes To Putrajaya And It's The Biggest in Asia!

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On Apr 14, 2018 the first parkrun in Malaysia, Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun was launched at Taman Pudu Ulu Park.
parkrun is an organised free, weekly, 5km timed runs that are held around the world. The runs are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

I have known about parkrun for a few years now and was happy to learn about it coming to our shores. However, I have yet attended the Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun due to its location.

I was happy to learn about the Presint 18 parkrun, Putrajaya as the location is nearer to our home and decided the day before the launch and on its first event on Saturday, Nov 3 2018; to check the event out - not as a runner (because I'm still recuperating from my ankle injury) but to take my friends' photos.
And to make it more momentous, Presint 18 parkrun, Putrajaya was the largest parkrun in Asia, with 337 runners and walkers with 287 people attending their first ever parkrun and they were supported by 30 volunteers; 19 of them volun…

Dinner At Miyagi

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It's been awhile since our last visit to Miyagi which is a Japanese restaurant located in Bandar Baru Bangi.
We went there last Sunday for dinner because I told Hubby that I wanted to eat udon.
But when we got there, I changed my mind and ordered teppanyaki instead. Hehehe I ordered Salmon Teppanyaki. Son ordered Beef Teppanyaki. And Hubby ordered the Kaki Furai (Fried Oyster) set.
Our dinner was around RM120.00 which is indeed a good deal as the portion were big and very filling.

Brunch At Croutons Cafe

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And... we're back to Croutons Cafe yet again but this time, instead of dinner, we were there for brunch.
We had sent our kittens to the vet earlier in the morning so we dropped by the cafe afterwards on our way home. I ordered their Big Breakfast (RM28) that came with a choice of either scrambled or sunny side up eggs (I chose scrambled eggs), toast, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, sausages and beef bacon.
It might look small but it was a feast! I had problem finishing them all. Everything was delish and not overly seasoned so the food tasted just nice. Son ordered Three Eggs Omelette (RM26) that's cooked with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and cheese and served with beef bacon, sausages and toast. Hubby on the other hand, ordered Stroganoff pasta (RM27), pasta with slow cooked beef chucks in cream based sauce, mushrooms, parsley and cherry tomatoes. 
I tasted the beef and they were really soft. Yumms.

Time To Spay Our Kittens!

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Time flies, and the kittens we rescued back in late-March are already 6 months old. 
They had all their vaccinations done, their de-worming on schedule and there's one more thing to do. To spay our female kittens. Cats that are six months old or weighing more than 2kg can be neutered.

Anyways, spaying is a general term used to describe the ovariohysterectomy of a female animal. Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal. However, neutering is often used in reference to both genders.

There are many benefits to neuter our cats, and some of the reasons are: To prevent unplanned littersIt eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat
The long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health of our cats.  Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of th…